Downtown Grand Sued For Letting Drunk Guy Gamble
Mark Johnson claims he lost a ton of money gambling at Downtown Grand over Super Bowl weekend. He also claims he was drunk... and doesn't remember any of it other than hitting the bar the moment he landed at McCarran and eating in one of DTG's restaurants. Sounds like a typical Vegas trip to me, and I'll bet most of you.
The plot thickens. Shortly after arriving at the Downtown Grand, Mr. Johnson took out a $500,000 marker from the hotel and lost it all at the tables. Mr. Johnson claims the hotel took advantage of a highly intoxicated man when allowing him to take out the marker, continuing to serve an intoxicated patron and allowing an intoxicated patron to gamble, all of which are against gaming regulations.
It takes two to tango... drunk guy has a bender and blows way too much money at the casino, we've all been this schmuck at least once. I know I have. Downtown Grand has a relatively inexperienced staff led by a first time casino boss who is surrounded by mostly younger, bright yet less experienced employees.
If Mr. Johnson was as drunk as he claims to be, then why didn't least one of the many employees who served him - pit bosses, dealers, floor supervisors, servers, VIP services, cage employees or the eyes in the sky - put his party on ice?
What about Mr. Johnson's "friends" - did they not have the sense to pull him out of the casino for a spell to fill his drunken body with some time and water?
And now the most important question... what kind of idiot gambles away a half a mil at the Downtown Grand? Honestly bro.
Big thanks to VT reader DaveK for the tip!
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